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Permission to Feel What I Feel

Small talk is a curious thing. It is often thought rude not to engage in small talk with strangers, but we rarely strengthen relationships or open ourselves up when we do so. I especially struggled with small talk following the stillbirth of our firstborn child, our daughter, Sloane. I carried Sloane for 41 weeks, a normal, healthy first pregnancy, and went into labor naturally only to arrive at the hospital to find no heartbeat for our beloved little girl. I birthed her later that day and we returned home the next day with an empty car seat to go home